Common Questions and Myths

Read about common questions and myths such as:

If I have an abortion, will I be able to get pregnant again?

Does abortion cause an increased risk of breast cancer?

Is there a post-abortion syndrome?

Making an Informed Choice

We want you to be able to make an informed decision, no matter what option you may choose. The information in these pages can help you think through your options.

Abortion: ending your pregnancy.
Adoption: giving someone else the legal right and responsibility to raise your child.
Parenthood: carrying the pregnancy to term and raising your child.

Need Help?

For information and financial assistance, call the NAF hotline:

1-800-772-9100

For clinic referrals only (no funding):

1-877-257-0012

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May 2018

Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, clinic blockades, invasions, and threats of harm by anti-abortion extremists

By |May 7th, 2018|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and targeted activity in 2017. Trespassing more than tripled, death threats/threats of harm nearly doubled, and incidents of obstruction rose from [...]

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

By |May 4th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Governor Reynold's signing Iowa's 6-week abortion ban into law: "In signing Iowa’s new six-week abortion ban, Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution. Anti-choice politicians have once again demonstrated that they would rather advance their extreme social agenda than ensure [...]

March 2018

Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion.

By |March 16th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the passing of Representative Louise Slaughter: "Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion. As the co-chair and founding member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, Representative Slaughter tirelessly worked to ensure that women have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care. [...]

Persist. Resist. Provide.

By |March 10th, 2018|

Persist. Resist. Provide. These are more than just words for abortion providers; they are how our members live every day. No matter the obstacles, abortion providers PERSIST. Each day, they keep going and fighting against the changing tactics used by those who oppose a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions. They often endure [...]

January 2018

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |January 29th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on S. 2311:   The Senate, once again, is considering a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks, which is a threat to women’s lives and health, and at odds with medical standards of care. Anti-choice politicians in Congress [...]

HR 4712 was written by anti-choice politicians to score political points

By |January 19th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the latest anti-abortion bill, HR 4712: This bill is a politically-motivated, medically-unnecessary interference in the practice of medicine and could negatively impact women’s access to reproductive health care. It is part of the Trump-Pence assault on safe, legal abortion care and [...]

November 2017

Subcommittee on Constitution Considers Unconstitutional Ban

By |November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on today's H.R. 490 hearing: Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on an unconstitutional bill that could ban most abortions before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. H.R. 490, the so-called “Heartbeat [...]

Murderer Michael Griffin Denied Parole

By |November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the denial of Michael Griffin's request for parole: We are relieved that the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review denied parole for convicted murderer Michael Frederick Griffin. Griffin is an assassin who deserves to spend the rest of his life [...]

No Parole for Murderer Griffin

By |November 1st, 2017|

By Vicki Saporta Today, the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review is reviewing the case of Michael Frederick Griffin, a convicted murderer who shot and killed Dr. David Gunn in 1993 as Gunn walked from his car to the Pensacola Women’s Medical Services clinic where he provided abortion care. Griffin—a man who had a [...]

October 2017

Ontario creates safe zones around clinics and homes

By |October 26th, 2017|

Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the creation of 50-metre “safe zones” outside abortion clinics, pharmacies providing medical abortion medication, and abortion providers’ homes in Ontario: We applaud the passage of the Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act (Bill 163) to help ensure patients and their [...]